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Join us for Fleet Week Friday on the Pier!



San Francisco Fleet Week is a sight to be seen - from the Blue Angels to a parade of ships we've got the best seating in the Bay and we want you to join us!

Join us for a day of fun, great sights, refreshments and the prefect vantage point for viewing or photographing the events! See Fleet Week, the Blue Angels and Parade of Ships up close and unobstructed, from the Pier House. Miss the crowds and join us on Friday, October 9 between 11 am -4 pm for all the Festivities, including

Parade of Ships 11:00am – 12:30am

Air Show 12:30pm – 4:00pm

We will have a food buffet, seating, parking and a champagne, wine and beer bar (with two drinks included in the price) with an exclusive bird's eye view of all the Fleet Week festivities. Price per person is $100 for our members and donors, or $125 for non-members. Space is limited! (75 people max) Contact ckelley@farallones.org for more information.

Reserve your spot today through our online form!

If you are looking to hold a corporate event during Fleet Week you can rent our whole Pier House facility. The facilities are available from 8 am - 6 pm and the full day rental is $7500 (up to 75 guests). Contact ckelley@farallones.org or 415-902-8115.



SharktoberFest 2015!

SharktoberFest 2015 Flyer



Whale Watch Fundraiser

October 25, 2015


The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association (FMSA) invites you, your family, and friends to join us for an adventure filled day exploring the rich habitat that is Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This exploration and whale watch trip is expected to raise over $10,000 to support our work to protect and promote this unique ocean Sanctuary.

In addition to numerous whale species, the Sanctuary is home to dolphins, seals, sea lions, sharks, the largest seabird colony in the lower 48 states and much more. Captain Joe Nazar, owner of San Francisco Whale Tours, has generously contributed his boat Kitty Kat for the daylong outing. Expert Sanctuary Naturalists including Pete Winch and Carol Keiper will provide a world of information about the Sanctuary's history, resources, sea life, programs, and the conservation challenges it faces.

Your tax-deductible contribution of $275 per person (only $200 for FMSA members) includes the boat trip, naturalist-lead education, discussion and wildlife spotting, FMSA membership, a gift item, continental breakfast, light lunch and beverages. Your contribution will support our vital work in the ocean wilderness just off our shore, so we can continue our education, outreach, and protection programs in this unique marine environment.

For more information, contact Carolyn Gibson at cgibson@farallones.org or call 415-561-6625 x315.



2nd Saturday Family Programs

2nd Saturday of the month, 10am-11:30am Come learn about creatures of the sanctuary.
$10/person, registration required.

October 3- Squid!

To register for family events please contact Mark Oates at: (321) 332-2399 or mark.oates@noaa.gov
Space is limited.



Sanctuary Explorations

Upcoming Explorations - more information coming soon!

Nov 7 - Andres Amador beach art workshop

Dec tbd - Tidepooling

Contact Sara Heintzelman to reserve a spot: sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov or (415) 561-6622 x237

These events are part of the Sanctuary Explorations Series which provides monthly opportunities for you to connect with and experience your national marine sanctuaries.




Bolinas Lagoon Restoration


Join the restoration effort! Learn to identify invasive species, get hands-on training, and be a part of the team working to protect and restore the beautiful landscape of Bolinas Lagoon! Click for more information and dates.



Additional Sanctuary Events

For details on the Sanctuary Visitor Center programs, please see the Visitor Center webpage: http://www.farallones.org/education/visitor_center.php


To learn more about upcoming Sanctuary events, please visit the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Website.  




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